Monthly Archives: January 2009

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TTW Guest Post: The Little B

“The Little B” by Mick Jacobsen Toby Greenwalt, a coworker of mine, came up with a great idea which I wanted to share and, hopefully, spread.  He created a simple, cool looking icon which symbolizes a blog on our website much like the orange box symbolizes RSS feeds.  With the mighty Photoshop kung-fu of Gail Shaw and Ruth Sinker this brave little B is proudly advertising our blogs. Beyond making it easier for people to find and recognize the six brand new blogs (including the unique style and content of blogs) within the menu structure on the Skokie Library website, […]

Longtime Librarians lost in Denver Accident Two town women, longtime librarians for the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich, were killed en route to the Denver airport Wednesday morning when their cab was struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said. The library’s head of youth services, Kathy Krasniewicz, 54, of Palmer Hill Road, Riverside, and former youth services director Kate McClelland, 71, of Dorchester Lane, Riverside, were killed in the accident, a library official said Wednesday night. Our thoughts and condolences are with everyone touched by this tragedy.

StoryTubes 2009 First Entry!

I just heard from the good folks running the StoryTubes contest: Three energetic and creative fourth grade boys from Downers Grove Public Library in Illinois submitted the very first entry for StoryTubes 2009, the “two-minute-or- less my favorite book” video contest sponsored by public libraries. Using a multitude of actions and sounds including a reference to “America’s Most Wanted,” they recommend “The Toilet Paper Tiger” by Gordon Korman. The first entrant reflects a number of exciting changes for StoryTubes this year.  The video is uploaded to TeacherTube as a video host (it joins YouTube this year) and it is a group entry. Other exciting elements […]

What if we get a negative comment?

What if we get a negative comment?, originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. “In an environment where many corporations are scared witless about social media, here a huge global organization firmly committed to social media communications to spread messages, stories, knowledge and ideals. Capt. Faggard says that the focus is on: “Direct Action within Social Media (blogging, counter-blogging, posting products to YouTube, etc.); Monitoring and Analysis of the Social Media landscape (relating to Air Force and Airmen); and policy and education (educating all Public Affairs practitioners and the bigger Air Force on Social Media).”

SJCPL’s “Ray of Light” Removed from YouTube

  I recently heard from a colleague that Warner had pulled some Fleetwood Mac videos and it crossed my mind that “Ray of Light” might be found. Nah, I said, there are a billion videos out there. Well, RoL was found and pulled. Some background: RofL was made for SJCPL Staff Day 2003 by my team in Networked Resources Development & Training. We presented about the making of the video and showed it at Computers in Libraries 2004:    “Bob and I went out to CIL to present in the Learning Track on motivating and celebrating staff with technology. We […]

Born Digital: An LIS768 Context Book report by Lindsey Pfeifer

This book was a very easy read about a subject that is not intuitive to me being a digital immigrant. I appreciate that the book has chosen a broad audience to address that includes parents, educators, and librarians— to create a conversation between all those who have high stakes in dealing with the changing needs of the digital native population. The idea of creating a dialogue between parents and their children, educators and their students, librarians and their users, was a strong point throughout the book and reiterated in the synthesis, “…this book is an invitation to conversation. It’s an invitation sent out especially […]

Congrats to Stephen Abram, The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) has chosen to honor Stephen Abram this year with the Roger Summit Award. He writes: I am thrilled to be in great company with these past award recipients: 2009 Stephen Abram 2008 James Surowiecki 2007 Peter Morville 2006 Pamela McCorduck 2005 John Schwartz 2004 Tim Andrews 2002 Dr. Clifford Lynch 2001 Dr. Carlos A. Cuadra  2000 Dr. Matthew Koll  1999 Dr. Roger Summit Congrats to Stephen – and thanks for all of your inspiration and view of our ever-changing landscape of users, information and learning!